Supply Chain Leads to Hacking
Carbon Black recently released a report stating that half of cyber-attacks use techniques called “island hopping” to infect a supply chain partner to compromise the higher value business. The reports identifies the financial sector has the most likely to be hit by island hopping attacks, followed by manufacturing and then retail. Island hopping is when a cyberattack targets one business to “hop” to another business.
An important step in protecting a small business is performing risk assessments on the vendors and providers the small business uses. Your small business may have strong cybersecurity tools and policies in place, but the access you grant your vendors and providers may allow easy access for a cyberattack to be successful. While you need your vendors and providers, it is important to know what cybersecurity steps and actions they have in place to protect your small business’s data.